Today, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) snapped out of its three-day losing streak by finding momentum throughout the afternoon. At the end of the session, the benchmark index finished 0.19% higher at 7,065.7 points.
On a bumpy day of trading, investors fought back against fierce selling pressure in the early hours of the session. In the end, the bulls beat out the bears on Wednesday with most sectors finishing in better shape than they were yesterday.
Zooming in, it was the healthcare sector that led the pack. Meanwhile, banks and tech shares were lumped into the losers of the day.
However, the question is: which shares delivered the biggest returns to investors on the ASX today? Here are the top ten stocks that came through for investors:
Top 10 ASX shares countdown today
Looking at the top 200 listed companies, Summerset Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: SNZ) was the biggest gainer today. Shares in the New Zealand retirement village operator gained 5.86% despite there being no news or announcements. Find out more about Summerset Group Holdings here.
The next best performing ASX share across the market today was John Lyng Group Ltd (ASX: JLG). The integrated building services company enjoyed a 5.34% rally in its share price. Investors were buying up shares in the company in absence of any material information. Uncover the latest John Lyng Group details here.
Today’s top 10 biggest gains were made in these ASX shares:
|ASX-listed company||Share price||Price change|
|Summerset Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: SNZ)||$10.12||5.86%|
|Johns Lyng Group Ltd (ASX: JLG)||$7.30||5.34%|
|The a2 Milk Company Ltd (ASX: A2M)||$4.16||4.52%|
|NextDC Ltd (ASX: NXT)||$10.20||3.98%|
|Lynas Rare Earths Ltd (ASX: LYC)||$8.70||3.94%|
|Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS)||$2.62||3.56%|
|GQG Partners Inc (ASX: GQG)||$1.47||3.52%|
|Zimplats Holdings Ltd (ASX: ZIM)||$29.98||3.42%|
|Nine Entertainment Co Holdings Ltd (ASX: NEC)||$2.46||3.36%|
|TPG Telecom Ltd (ASX: TPG)||$5.97||3.29%|
Our top 10 ASX shares today countdown is a recurring end-of-day summary to ensure you know which companies were making big moves on the day. Check-in at Fool.com.au after the market has closed during weekdays to see which stocks make the countdown.
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Motley Fool contributor Mitchell Lawler has positions in Lynas Corporation Limited. The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has positions in and has recommended Johns Lyng Group Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended A2 Milk, Johns Lyng Group Limited, and TPG Telecom Limited. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.
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